Holy Indie Stickup!

What?! Talk about comic book geekery awesomeness! This great piece of Batman fan art is available now in T-Shirt form at TeeFury for just 9 bucks. MJ from compete-tee-tion curated this piece by Evanimal and I’m thankful he did because I made it my first TeeFury purchase! Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re saying – I’m the T-Shirt guy and this is my first TeeFury purchase! Well, in my defense, it was only recently that TeeFury offered shipping to to Hawaii – and I’m happy they did! 

Holy Indie Stickup!

Holie Indie Stickup!

“Admit it, when you watched the Batman tv show you were totally rooting for the villains. While Adam West was kind of a one-dimensional cornball who seems to survive from one episode to the next purely by chance, evil-doers like The Black Widow, The Joker, and Catwoman knuckled down and made elaborate plans for changing their own lives for the better. If nothing else, you have to respect their work ethic- these guys never stopped, even after it should have been clear that the deck was stacked against them in Gotham City. Maybe the best part of this shirt is that looking at it, bad as things seem, I just know the tables were turned five minutes into the next episode and Batman survived to see another day.” -MJ

Monster Mash by Blair Sayer

This shirt is straight up cool! It’s called Monster Mash and was designed by Blair Sayer. It’s available now for the TeeFury price of $9.00 (+$2.00 to the US and $5.00 elsewhere). Definitely a tee to pick up if you know someone that loves showbiz monsters, because this shirt has em’ all – from Frankenstein to Count Dracula to The Mummy. This shirt is a whose who of classic big screen monsters. 

I want to pick this tee up so badly but the only thing holding me back is that the shipping cost to Hawaii is $5, more than half the price of the tee itself! TeeFury, Hawaii and Alaska is part of the United States! Please, please, please, especially since Shirt.Woot offers free shipping to Hawaii and beyond!

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

$5 T-Shirt Sale at TeeFury

This is a first over at TeeFury – it’s a $5 T-Shirt sale! Couple of things to note, it’s a grab bag, so you don’t get to choose what you’ll be receiving. You simply choose the size and they’ll ship over a tee. It’s a grab bag! Wanna see the designs available then check below the video. Shipping is $2 in the continental United States (this is one of the few times it sucks to live in Hawaii) and $5 international (plus Hawaii and Alaska). Will you be picking one or maybe a few? 

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TeeFury and Stabb Collaborate for Charity

It’s a great thing whenever people in the tee community help each other out. The people at tee-a-day site TeeFury have teamed up with Stabb Clothing to help raise money for charity. 

In a recent post on the Stabb blog, Stabb founder Ryan Grandmaison, mentioned the recent cancer diagnosis of a good friend and bandmade (Something for Nothing) of his. He has also been posting regular updates about his friend so be sure to check those out on the Stabb blogs.

TeeFury recently reached out to Grandmaison and offered to collaborate with the up-an-coming tee brand to create a tee with the help of the indie tee community. Grandmaison (aka as RustyEight) posted about the collaboration on the Emptees forum:

As most of you know by now, my buddy and guitarist Ben has been fighting Burkitt’s Lymphoma for the past few months and thanks to you guys we’ve raised a bunch of money and some clothes.

Wotto approched me the other day with an idea on how to raise some more, via TeeFury . TeeFury Collab! Alphabet Edition!

What’s the idea? Every designer signs up to design 1 letter (capital). If we have enough people(52) we’ll do both capital and lower case. Keep it at 3 Colors.

The shirt will then go up on TeeFury for sale sometime in in January or February. If you would like to sign up for this huge collab, post the letter you would like. First come first serve. Remember, proceeds will be going to Ben, you will not get paid for it. DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31ST 

If you’re interested, then be sure to check out the forum post. You can sign up for a letter there (there are a couple of letters left as of this posting). Good luck to TeeFury and Stabb with this!

Stabb Me

Stabb Me

Jimiyo’s Hope Phoenix

If you’re a Jimiyo fan then you might consider picking up his latest design, to be released later today at Tee Fury. As with all Tee Fury tees, you’ll only be able to purchase Hope Phoenix for 24 hours and then it’ll be gone (who knows if Jimiyo will have it reprinted). And, if that’s not enough to get you to pick this tee up then you should not that proceeds will go to charity:

“Proceeds from the sale of this design will go to East Nashville Cooperative Ministry. It is within the community in which I live. Although I find myself to be so calculating that I can rationalize out most charitable donations as being indiscriminate and ineffective, I have actually visited the small building in which ENCM resides and feel that even a small donation would help.

So if you like the design, please consider purchasing the shirt, OR alternatively you can help ENCM by donating to them through their website.” -Jimiyo

100th Tee Fury Tee and First Collaboration

Tee Fury has been around for just over 3 months and has just posted their 100th Tee. Tee Fury posts a different tee everyday for sale for a limited time of 24 hours. The great things about this new tee is that it’s not only the 100th Tee Fury tee to be released, but, it’s the first collaboration tee they’ve done. 

The art on the tee is the work of the many designers that frequent the Tee Fury forums. The idea was first suggested by Craig Watkins aka Wotto who suggested that people should submit their take on the Tee Fury bird logo for use on a collaboration tee. The final design is pretty great and the tee design itself is titled Furyous Omnibus. Grab yours now at TeeFury for a measly 9 bucks!

TeeFury and Design By Humans Partner Up

Th popular T-shirt contest site Design By Humans announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership with TeeFury, a site that produces a limited print T-shirt that is only sold for one day. According to a post at TeeFury, this will allow TeeFury to take advantage of Design By Humans resources “from production to order fulfillment and shipping.”

To celebrate the new partnership, Design By Humans is holding a sale at their online store. Prices have been slashed to $15 to $19.

Here is the official announcement posted at Design By Humans: 

This just in!

DBH Announces Weekend SALE in Celebration of DBH/TeeFury.com Partnership!

DesignByHumans is excited to announce that it has just entered into an exclusive partnership with its friends over at TeeFury.com! For those of you who have not yet experienced “The Fury”, you’ll want to continue reading below!

TeeFury.com is a new t-shirt site that entered the online t-shirt arena less than 3 months ago and has been turning heads ever since. At TeeFury.com, one new limited-edition tee is made available every 24 hours for only $9. After the 24 hours is up, that shirt is gone forever. Also, artists keep full rights to their design and are paid $1 for every tee sold during the 24 hour period. Great for the artist and great for the t-shirt lover!

So why a DBH/TeeFury partnership? Well, lots of reasons……….

- First, there is a ton of quality art out there that is not getting printed.

- Second, DBH feels that the “one shirt a day limited-edition concept” is novel.

- Third, as new artists emerge they may feel more comfortable “renting” their art to TeeFury for 24 hours as a testing ground for a potentially “bigger” payday on another site such as DBH.

- Fourth, DBH likes the idea of a lower priced everyday tee to compliment their current product offering!

In the end, if you are an artist, you will have the quality of DBH handling your work and the opportunity to participate on both sites. If you are a t-shirt addict, then you now have double the temptation!

Now let’s welcome TeeFury to the party!

5 Ongoing T-Shirt Design Contests

Are you a budding t-shirt designer? If so then you are probably trying to find ways to promote your designs and ultimately have them printed. Traditionalist would probably argue that the best way to get your tee design printed is to, well, print it yourself. This can be a time consuming and expensive process. Lucky for us we are a part of the interactive age of Web 2.0 where things can get done faster and easier.

Here I talk about 5 popular and ongoing t-shirt design contests. This can be a great way for indie designers to get their feet wet in the tee business. And even if you submit a tee design to one of these communities and your design does not get selected for print, you will still probably get valuable community feedback on your design. On the other hand, if your designs do get selected then get ready for a nice pay day!

Each of these sites have different rules and guidelines so be sure to read them before you submit your designs. Some of these sites retain exclusive rights to submitted designs whereas other sites allow the artists to retain exclusive rights.

1. Threadless. How it Works: The competition here is tough and the voting and comments during the selection process is brutal, but, if your design is selected you’ll be part of an elite group of Threadless approved t-shirt designers! Shirts chosen for print will be produced in limited amounts, once the print has sold out, it will not be offered for sale unless is is chosen for reprint (not all designs are reprinted). Selection Process: Submitted designs are posted on Threadless and users vote for their favorite designs. Threadless staff then go through the top designs and select which are to be printed. Rights: If your design is submitted and chosen to be printed as a Threadless then Threadless assumes exclusives rights to the design. Pay Day: $2000 in cash and a $500 Threadless gift certificate for each design chosen to be printed. Plus, you get $500 each time your tee design is reprinted. And finally if you’re tee is chosen for print you have a chance at winning up to $10,000 in the yearly Threadless “Bestee” Awards. Official Rules.

2. TeeFury. How it Works: TeeFury members are able to submit designs directly to TeeFury for consideration. When submitting your design they also suggest that you submit a link to your portfolio or website or anything that provides examples of your work. Shirts that are chosen are showcased on TeeFury for just 24 hours. Selection Process: Designs are selected by the TeeFury staff. Rights: The artists retains all rights to their designs and can do what they want with their designs after the shirt spends its time (max of 24 hours) on TeeFury. Pay Day: Artists are paid $1 for each shirt sold within the 24 hour period. Official Rules. 

3. Shirt.Woot. How it Works: You can submit your designs to Shirt.Woot directly here or you can enter the weekly Shirt.Woot Derby. Every Thursday new Derby themes are announced and the following Friday submissions are accepted. Selection Process: The three most popular designs as voted by Shirt.Woot users get chosen to be printed and sold to the world! Designs submitted directly to Shirt.Woot are selected by the Shirt.Woot staff for print. Rights: Shirt.Woot retains 60 day exclusive (cannot submit to other contests or produce commercially) rights for all art design submissions. Shirt.Woot retains a 180 days exclusive rights for all Best of Derby Nominated shirts. If with thin the 60 or 180 time span the shirt is not chosen for print the then Shirt.Woot waives exclusive rights, meaning the artist can do what he likes with the design. Shirt.Woot has exclusive perpetual rights to your design if it is chosen to be produced. Pay Day: $1000 per winning design and $2 per shirt sold after the first day of sale. Official Rules. 

4. Uneetee. How it Works: Artists submit t-shirt designs and if selected the tees are offered at Uneetee on a limited run basis. Selection Process: Unetee users vote for their favorite designs. Design stays up for voting for a a max of 21 days. Designs with the highest scores have an increased chance of being selected by Uneetee staff as the shirt of the week. Rights: Uneetee get exclusive rights to the design if the shirt is chosen. The designer cannot reproduce the winning design for commercial purposes. Pay Day: $750 ($750 guaranteed cash and $750 guaranteed commissions). If you sell more than the guaranteed run of 375 shirts than you can earn more than $750 commission (royalties are $2 per shirt). Official Rules. 

5. Design by Humans. How it Works: Designers submit art, this can be traditional paintings, illustrations, sketches, vector art, photoshop art, or however you like to design). If submitting traditional art then you must digitize your design (snap a pic of it). Design should be formatted and submitted either as a GIF, JPG, or PNG. Once your design is ready you submit it here. Selection Process: Design by Humans users vote for their favorite designs and designs with the most votes are chosen for print. Five shirt of the day winners are chosen each week ($750). Of the five shirt of the day winners, one shirt is chosen as shirt of the week ($1000). Each month, one of the shirt of the week winners is chosen as short of the month ($1750). Plus, designers get paid based on how many shirts they sell (1000 shirts = $500 up to 10,000 shirts = $5000). Rights: After 60 days of submitting designs artists are then free to o what they like with their designs. If your design is selected for print then DBH retains exclusive rights.  Pay Day: Up to $3500 plus residuals. Rights. Official Rules.